Rare Walter Johnson Jersey from 1919-1922 to Auction

A piece of baseball history is set to take center stage at Heritage Auctions, as a historic jersey worn by Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson between 1919 and 1922 goes under the hammer. This grey flannel jersey, one of only two in existence, carries a unique lineage back to Johnson’s teammate Eric “Swat” Erickson and has been impeccably preserved in its original condition.

This legendary item, a jersey worn by Walter Johnson during his tenure with the Washington Senators, is a true collector’s gem. The jersey first appeared on the collectors’ market nearly two decades ago and was previously part of the personal collection of Eric “Swat” Erickson, a fellow player on the team with Johnson. Johnson, a baseball icon renowned for his remarkable career stats, which include an impressive 3,508 strikeouts and 110 shutouts, left an indelible mark on the sport of baseball.

In terms of authenticity and historical significance, the Walter Johnson jersey boasts an impressive A10 rating from MEARS and comes with a letter of authentication from Dave Grob, reinforcing its pedigree. Despite showing minor signs of wear and rust from years of storage, the jersey retains its allure and importance in the world of sports memorabilia. The last recorded sale of this historic jersey in 2006 saw it change hands for $352,000, but experts now predict it could potentially surpass the $3 million mark in the upcoming auction, making it a potential record-breaking sale that will captivate collectors and baseball enthusiasts alike.

In a world where sports memorabilia holds a special place in the hearts of fans and collectors, the opportunity to own a piece of history like Walter Johnson’s jersey is truly a rare and momentous occasion. As the bidding commences at Heritage Auctions, the excitement and anticipation surrounding this iconic jersey are sure to reach a fever pitch, as it seeks a new home with a discerning collector willing to pay top dollar for this priceless piece of baseball history.


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